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Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government.

Closing the finance gap

Kuala Lumpur looks to emerge from Singapore's financial shadow

Singapore may be the leading international financial centre in south-east Asia, but Kuala Lumpur is looking to narrow the gap through becoming a regional hub for Islamic finance as well as catering for more conventional financial institutions through its Tun Razak Exchange.

A taxing game
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Are tax inversion-related relocations facing an uncertain future?

The wave of US companies relocating to Europe or the Caribbean for tax purposes is raising concerns among authorities in the country. And with the OECD looking to establish a coordinated international approach when it comes to corporate tax rates, are the days of tax inversion-inspired manoeuvring numbered?

A TVA guide
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How does the Tennessee Valley Authority work?

The Tennessee Valley Authority's remit – a federally owned utility company with responsibilities towards community development in a vast area of the US's south-east – means that it stands out from other energy companies and development agencies. Indeed, this unusual structure is working to it advantage when it comes to attracting investment to the region.

The worth of risk
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Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

Cologne logistical advantage

An extended reach: Cologne's logistical advantage

Cologne's status as a hub for industries across myriad sectors is in no small part down to its excellent road, rail, river and air links, which put the rest of Europe within easy reach.

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

The continued presence of other leading aerospace and aviation companies, close proximity to three large airports and close links with educational establishments combine to give Cologne confidence that its aerospace sector can rise above the loss of Lufthansa’s headquarters. 

Alvogen benefits from bio diversity
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Alvogen benefits from bio diversity

The rapid growth of Alvogen is impressive by any standards, but for a company operating in the ever-changing pharmaceuticals market it is even more remarkable. The secret of Alvogen's success lies in its decision to expand and diversify its company function, its product line and its geographical markets.

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

The head of Allegheny Technologies Inc has seen his company spread its wings to all corners of the globe, but he is happy that the US commitment to being a leading manufacturing region means his home base remains an advantageous place to do business.

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

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